Who is Super Sonico?
You may have seen her popping up in our news and figure posts for a while now, but it’s not easy to tell – just who is this Super Sonico character anyway and why does she have so many fans? We took the time out to explore the reasoning behind Super Sonico and just what makes her so popular.
In short, Super Sonico is the mascot for Nitroplus Company’s yearly music festival named, Nitro Super Sonico. Nitroplus make visual novel games which require the player to move through a fictional story with static images. Choosing their own fate they require little actual game-play and act more like a Choose Your Own Adventure book than an RPG.
Nitroplus’ main focus are these visual novel games, but since 2000 have produced their music festival every year running. It was only in 2007 did they introduce Super Sonico, their pink-haired buxom mascot. Her curvaceous look certainly helped her on her way to fandom. Many artists took to depicting her in their own manner (some of which I simply cannot post here).
After gaining such popularity in Japan, it seems Sonico has managed to squeeze her way into the UK and into our hearts. Numerous figures and merchandise products have been created for Sonico and soon enough she will have her very own visual novel game. This game will give players the chance to interact with Sonico, just like they have always wanted! Here is a short video-preview of the new game, entitled Sonicomi:
So what do you think of Sonico? Let us know in the comment section below.
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